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SWOC Orienteering League

We are pleased to announce that during 2018 SWOC will be holding its inaugural orienteering League. This will be based on eight local fixtures held during the year, with your best five results counting. A simple scoring system will be used for the league with 50 points for first, 49 points for second etc.

 Courses counting in the SWOC Orienteering League will be Blue, Green and Orange (no league for yellow, but yellow courses will be provided).  After the final event at Forest Fawr we hope to hold a social and prize giving. 

 Separate prizes for men and women will be awarded as follows:

 On the Blue

  • Overall;
  • 50 and over; and
  • Under 18

  On the Green

  • 60 and over;
  • 70 and over: and
  • under 16

 On the Orange

  • Top Junior and any junior doing 5 or more events

 Provisional fixtures counting in the league league will be as follows:




League 1

Saturday 20th Jan

Draethen, near Caerphilly

League 2

Saturday10th Feb

Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny

League 3

Saturday 14th April

Derri, near Abergavenny

League 4

Saturday 19th May

Myndd y Gaer, near Bridgend

League 5

Wednesday 20th June

Bute Park, Cardiff  (CPS3)

League 6

Wednesday 18th July

Cosmeston, near Penarth (CPS6)

League 7

Saturday27th October

Garth, near Cardiff

League 8

Saturday 17th November

Forest Fawr, Cardif



Undoubtedly details will evolve during the year, but hopefully it will provide a bit of extra fun and reason to attend even more local events. Full details will be on the website. First event this coming Saturday at Draethen. 

If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer to help run the League feel free to speak to with either myself, mark Saunders or Duncan Innes.

Park series league results

Final Park Series League Results after 6 races -


Name Age Club


1 Carys Bill W16 Ind

1 7 1 3
2 Pete Colbert M65 SWOC

3 5 8 3 5
3 Sue Colbert W70 SWOC
5 2 6 6 6 7
4 Aled joseph M12 Caerphilly Scouts
3 1

1 20 25
5 Christine Farr W40 SWOC

4 20 29
6 James and Harry M14 Caerphilly Scouts

5 2 2
7 Pete Ribbans M60 SWOC
6 5

10 10
8 Peter Moloney M70 NGOC
8 9 4 12 13 11
9 Christopher Raven M12 SWOC/ Caerphilly Scouts
4 7
11 17 13
10 Alec Care M21 SWOC

10 7
20 42
11 Anthony Raven M45 SWOC/ Caerphilly Scouts
11 14
10 8 15


1 Alice Bedwell W55 SWOC
1 1 1 1 1 5
2 John Mills M65 SWOC
4 4 2 5 4 4
3 Duncan Innes M55 SWOC
5 6 9 6 4

4 Will White M21 SARUM

3 8 6 8
5 Marcus Pinker M40 FVO
2 2

20 26
6 Richard Cronin M21 NGOC
13 9 8 11 7

7 Mark Ponsford M21 SWOC
8 10
8 Jane Bush W60 SWOC

8 5 13
9 Jeremy Parr M45 SWOC

11 12 10 11
10 Gary Davies M40 SWOC

7 20 44
11 Alec Care M21 SWOC

10 7 9

20 46

best 4 score to count

20 points if not completed 4 races

Lagganlia 2016

Jasmine Silk attended the BOF junior training camp at Lagganlia this summer, this is her account of the week.

My fellow welsh representative, Oscar, and I started our journey in Bristol. We woke up at 6:30 and, feeling extremely excited, started our journey. We got to Lancaster untroubled but then our next train to Edinburgh was delayed by half an hour which meant that we would miss our connection to Lagganlia. Fortunately we caught the next train from Edinburgh to Lagganlia and arrived just in time for dinner. After dinner, we played some fun games to get to know everyone’s names.

The next day was our first full day of training so straight after breakfast we had a briefing in order to let us know what we would be doing throughout the week. Then we set off for the first area of the week – Uath Lochans. We finished the morning’s training with a fun clock relay but unfortunately half way through Oscar fell over and dislocated and broke his elbow. He was taken off to hospital and we found out what happened to him after dinner and the next day he came back with his arm in a cast.

We carried on the week’s training in some brilliant areas such as Grantown-on-Spey, the Moor of Alvie, Badaguish and Intriarch. My favourite area of the whole week was called Roseisle. It was a beautiful sandy woodland right on the coast of Scotland that was brilliantly ‘run-able’. At each area we did a series of different orienteering exercises such as bearings, simplifying and aiming off and finished off with relay.

I made lots of new friends who I am very much looking forward to seeing again at future events. The coaches were extremely helpful and in our coaching groups each evening we went over the exercises we had done that day and occasionally went over maps from previous events, talking about what had gone well and what could have gone better.

My favourite part of the week was the fun relay on the last day when the coaches dressed up and we had to carry a balloon around our courses! I think that any orienteer my age with the ability to qualify and the opportunity to go, should definitely try to qualify as it was a brilliant experience! I learnt new orienteering techniques, improved not only my fitness but my overall skill in orienteering and made lots of new friends for life

New BOF Event Safety Guidelines

Essential reading for Organisers and Controllers. Link here.

There appear to be a significant extra burden of record keeping in relation to the BOF insurance policy. Contact details of all non-members and non-competing volunteers need to be recorded and kept for 5 years.

New to orienteering? Beginners Guide

New to orienteering?


Click here for our beginners guide.